Barbra Streisand returned to her Malibu home after the wildfires accompanied by her two cloned dogs.
Like so many celebrities with homes in Malibu, singer, actress, and director Barbra Streisand was forced to flee from the encroaching fires raging through the region.
Before returning to her home, Streisand posted a photograph of her three dogs on her Instagram account, on November 24, 2018. In the caption, she gave her fans an update and thanking them for the support they had given her on social media throughout the ordeal.
“Thank you to my friends for taking us in when we were evacuated. So grateful to be safe now with our four-legged girls.”
Barbra Streisand, Instagram account, November 24, 2018.
The photo Streisand 76, shared was of her 3 dogs Fanny, Scarlet and Violet anxiously pressing their faces up against the glass of green double doors.
Although she gave no specific details, Streisand and her husband of 20 years James Brolin, 78, stayed with friends for the duration of the crisis. And of course, her three beloved dogs went with her.
PETA’s president Ingrid Newkirk appealed to people not to clone their pets, and to open their hearts to new animals by adopting cats and dogs from the shelters.
Two of the depicted pups, Violet and Scarlet are clones of Streisand's deceased pet, Samantha, a Coton de Tuléar, died at age 14 in 2017. In February 2018, Streisand revealed that she had had her beloved dog cloned and that Violet and Scarlet were the results:
“I was so devastated by the loss of my dear Samantha, after 14 years together, that I just wanted to keep her with me in some way, It was easier to let Sammie go if I knew I could keep some part of her alive, something that came from her DNA.”
PETA’s president Ingrid Newkirk appealed to people not to clone their pets, and to open their hearts to new animals by adopting cats and dogs from the shelters. Newkirk declared that adopting a needy pet was a better way to show love for animals. Streisand reportedly paid $50,000 for each clone.
Streisand explained that although the two pups look like Samantha, they are two very different dogs. Violet and Scarlet have their own personalities and are like chalk and cheese - one is quiet and shy, and the other is a boisterous extrovert.
Streisand explained that although they shared Samantha's genes, they do not share her soul:
“You can clone the look of a dog, but you can’t clone the soul. Still, every time I look at their faces, I think of my Samantha…and smile.”
The singer is now back home, busy promoting her brand new album and getting ready to take on new challenges.
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Barbra Streisand is writing her memoirs and has just launched a new album, "Walls." This album is the closest thing to a political protest record that Streisand has ever made.
The album was - as the name implies - inspired by President Donald Trump. The crucial moment came when the star was listening to a news broadcast on her car radio:
"I was in a car and I was listening to the news, as usual. And it was something Trump was saying that I knew was a lie, something about climate change or something, and I thought, Oh, my God, I can’t listen to these lies anymore."
Streisand immediately started to scribble down the lines that would become lyrics for her new album: “Up is down,” “Wrong is right,” and “The mud is sliding, the heat is rising.”
Among her plans for the future, Streisand wants to go back on stage to depict Mama Rose in the musical "Gypsy Rose Lee." Although she suffers from stage fright, she will also be performing on stage to launch her new album.